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Marisol HerlingProducer, choreographer, dancer
Marisol Herling graduated in 2014 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.A. in Dance and a Theater minor. While in Lincoln she was a member of SloDance Company and founded her own company, embi, in 2016. She performed with these companies around Lincoln and Nebraska, as well as touring to Vermont and Colorado. Marisol also taught at various dance studios around Lincoln, started dance clubs for afterschool programs, and was an assistant modern dance faculty at University of Nebraska for the 2016-17 year. Marisol is a new resident of the twin cities and first time Fringe producer. She is very excited to take on this project with her partner, C Balta, in their new art commmunity.
C BaltaMusician, design/marketing
C Balta is a musician and graphic designer newly relocated to the Twin Cities from Lincoln, Nebraska. C graduated in May 2014 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelors in Advertising. C has spent most of their life busy playing music in the band, Once A Pawn, growing their freelance graphic design business and being an active member of the community. Playing music as a solo artist and working alongside their partner, Marisol Herling, has been a newer project for C. Performing in this Fringe Festival will be their first solo live composition as an artist and resident of the Twin Cities.
Alexandra grew up in Apple Valley, MN. She attended AVHS where her dancer’s soul was artfully formed by Catherine Wright. She went on to receive her B.A. in Dance from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and studied under Susan Levine-Ourada where she honed her craft further. She is proud to have danced in works by Troika Ranch, AXIS Dance Co./choreography by David Dorfman, Jenna Riegel, Blake Nellis, Anna Marie Shogren, Dustin Haug, Susan Levine-Ourada, Jeff Curtis, Paul Besaw, Catherine Wright, Nora Anderson, Katie Heckman, and Corey McKenna.
Beth Jensen is from Omaha, Nebraska, and graduated from UNL in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in dance. She is a Co-founder of embi, alongside Marisol, which formed in 2016 (Is that right?!?!). She is also a member of SLOdance, based in Lincoln, NE. Beth has performed at several American College Dance Festivals around the country, as well as several venues in Lincoln, Omaha, and Vermont.
Sarah McCullough grew up in Lynchburg, VA. She is a recent graduate of James Madison University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts as a double major in Dance and Math. She has had the pleasure of performing works by Doug Varone, Christopher K. Morgan & Artists, Rubén Graciani, Netta Yerushalmy, and others. Earlier this summer, she debuted professionally in the Richmond Dance Festival, performing a solo created in collaboration with Shane O'Hara, "True Confessions: My Boyfriend, Mic." Sarah is new to the twin cities, and is thrilled to be a part of this year's Fringe.
Stephanie is a writer, editor, and dancer. She has performed with Zenon's Zone program and loves contact improvisation. She grew up dancing but took a break after college and is very (very) glad to be rediscovering dance again.
'How to Be' is a modern dance and live music collaboration produced by Marisol Herling, a first time fringe producer, with original soundscape by her partner, C Balta. This work examines the cause and effect relationship our choices can have on society and why people make these choices. Do you do what makes you happiest and take more risks, or do you stay on a pre-defined 'beaten path'? We all choose our trajectory through life, but regardless we end up at the same point.